Showtime Offers Heavyweight Fight Between Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury Directly to Consumers Over the Internet Via Showtime, More Tickets Released
For the first time, Showtime Networks Inc. is offering viewers the opportunity to purchase the blockbuster WBC Heavyweight World Championship Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury on SHOWTIME PPV directly through the SHOWTIME app. Subscribers and non-subscribers will be able to purchase and live stream as WBC World Champion Wilder defends his title against lineal champion Fury via the SHOWTIME app on Apple mobile and AppleTV (4th Generation) devices, Amazon Fire TV devices, Android phones and tablets and directly on Showtime.com for $74.99 or through cable, DBS, telco and streaming providers nationwide. The showdown of undefeated heavyweights will air on Saturday, December 1 live at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. For more information on where the fight is available and pricing per distributor, visit: SHO.com.
The bout is currently available for purchase on Showtime.com and will roll out on select platforms via the SHOWTIME app during fight week. Customers who purchase the PPV event through the SHOWTIME app and have never subscribed to the SHOWTIME streaming service will receive a 30-day free trial offer. Viewers can purchase the fight through a number of distributors including ATT U-Verse, Comcast, Cox, DirecTV, Dish, Frontier, Optimum, PlayStation Store, Spectrum, Verizon Fios and more. The Wilder vs. Fury fight will also be available through Fathom Events in movie theaters and at select bars and restaurants nationwide. Showtime Networks will continue to roll out PPV capabilities on additional streaming devices in time for the highly-anticipated SHOWTIME PPV event of Senator Manny Pacquiao vs. Adrien Broner on January 19.
Wilder vs. Fury tests the raw power of Wilder against the unmatched size and mobility of Fury. America’s only heavyweight champion since 2007, Wilder has 39 knockouts in 40 professional fights, including knockouts in all seven of his title defenses. Fury is a former IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight world champion who is undefeated in 27 professional fights and holds boxing’s coveted lineal heavyweight title.
More Tickets Released at Staples Center
Overwhelming demand has led to more tickets being released for sale to the public at STAPLES Center for the highly-anticipated heavyweight world championship clash presented by Premier Boxing Champions Saturday, December 1 between WBC champion Deontay Wilder and lineal champion Tyson Fury on SHOWTIME PPV® from Los Angeles.
The newly released tickets are priced at $125 and $75 and are on sale now. All tickets for the event, which is promoted by BombZquad Enterprises and Queensberry Promotions, in association with TGB Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, are available via AXS.com. Wilder vs. Fury will be produced and distributed by SHOWTIME PPV. The suggested retail price (SRP) for the pay-per-view telecast is $64.99 for standard definition.
Wilder vs. Fury tests the raw power of the 6-foot-7 Wilder against the unmatched size and mobility of the 6-foot-9 Fury in the most significant heavyweight event in the U.S. in more than 15 years. America’s only true heavyweight champion since 2007, Wilder has 39 knockouts in 40 professional fights, including knockouts in all seven of his title defenses. Fury is a former IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight world champion who is undefeated in 27 professional fights and holds boxing’s coveted lineal heavyweight title.
The PPV undercard features unbeaten unified super welterweight world champion Jarrett Hurd returning to take on Jason Welborn, Cuban heavyweight slugger Luis Ortiz facing-off against Travis Kauffman and rising undefeated heavyweight Joe Joyce battling Joe Hanks.
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Don’t Call It a Comeback: Yusef Mack beats up Internet Troll
Don’t Call It a Comeback: Yusef Mack beats up Internet Troll
By: Matthew N. Becher
Over the weekend, former Light Heavyweight title challenger, Yusef Mack (31-8-2 17KO), was in the news for attacking a man at a Philadelphia barbershop. The man, Hector Echevarria, is a social media “Troll” who repeatedly attacks people through the internet by saying exceptionally vile and hurtful comments. Apparently he took it too far with Mack, by continually abusing Yusef with anti-gay remarks, until it came to a fever pitch.
For those who don’t know. Yusef Mack has not stepped into a boxing ring since 2014. He is, without an official say so, retired from the sport. He made news when he was spotted in a “DawgPoundUSA.com” porno film, having sex with two other men. Mack stated that it was indeed him in the video, but all he remembers of the day in question, was that he was drugged and woke up with $4,500 dollars in his pocket, with no recollection of what happened to him.
Mack, a father of 10, eventually recanted his statement. Officially coming out of “the closet” and issuing an apology:
‘This is an issued public apology from my heart. I want to address a few situations with the first being the false claims I made about being drugged during the (DawgPoundUSA.com) film,’ said Mack.
‘I have never spoke negatively about the company that produced the film although the claim to have been given a drug by someone during set was a lie.
‘I was completely aware and fully conscious during the film.’
Echevarria has gone on and on, tweeting anti-gay and homophobic remarks at Mack for a while now, and over the weekend, Mack took the matters into his own hands.
In a video that has made its rounds over the weekend, even landing on TMZ.com, Mack confronted his online bully at the Philadelphia “LA Clippers” Barber shop.
Mack repeatedly pummeled Echevarria with punches, bruising and cutting his face, knocking him from the barber chair to the floor. It appears that Echevarria also may have broken his ankle/leg when he fell. Mack then slammed some sort of bag onto Echevarria’s head, before calling it quits and leaving.
Social media praised Mack for his actions, as many were well aware of Echevarria’s past, and believed he had something like this coming for some time.
This isn’t the first instance of a pro fighter finding and fighting an “internet troll”. Four years ago, the famous video surfaced of, now, heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder beating up Charlie Zelenoff, after Zelenoff wrote some nasty things about Wilders daughter.
It is unclear what the fallout of this video will be, with the police or charges being made against Mack. It does show that you can only hide behind a keyboard for so long, before enough is enough and these athletes come to collect.